Reviews for Not all Pets are for Hunting
amlaamar chapter 9 . 6/23
Okay. You gotta continue this story and give Synsen the opportunity to learn the error of his ways, esp. in regards to the female body and how it works...you gotta have him correct that as Im sure if he found out how off he was, he would do everything to correct it, being a proud yautja and all.

As for the protagonists, I love them. She is so cool, and he is cool too, but the potential he has of finally understanding her is something awesome waiting to happen. Thank you for the story!
tinedanzer chapter 9 . 6/20
I know you said not to bother if I can't handle it not being finished, but COME ON! You gotta write ONE MORE chapter! Please don't quit there! I honestly think Synsen and Pet are two of the best characters you've come up with so far. And their relationship and the way they play off each other is exhilarating. Please, please, please, just one more chapter!

Pretty please with sugar on top?
BlackKitsunePrincess chapter 9 . 6/9
More Please!
Guest chapter 1 . 2/28
Hey, I love your story, and just an idea, why not make her next pup female?
Sweet Summer Heart chapter 9 . 1/2
LOL Poor Pet! I love your story and hope to read more of these two soon!
AriannaK chapter 9 . 10/14/2014
Hi!

First of all, I hate you—for making me wait until the very end of the story for the sex scene! It practically killed me! But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I really liked where the story started. I expected a from-the-beginning how-their-relationship-developed sort of thing and instead that was background information. And that really focused the stories attention in a unique direction.

Loved the description. You write very well. You handled the girl’s and the predator’s different perspectives perfectly in my opinion.

I don’t know if you planned on continuing it, but for me, I like it how it is (plot wise), and where it ended. It could use some smoothing out maybe, and I wasn’t as in love with the girl as I was with Synsen, so her character might need some developing?

Overall, I really liked the perspective this particular story gave on predator mating. The mating seasons, musk, purring, the females, etc. Also, I loved absolutely everything about Synsen!

Thank you for writing this story; I absolutely loved reading it—I was supposed to be paying attention in college, taking notes, and furthering my education, but instead I found myself hooked by the very first chapter of your story and tuned out the teachers so I could read chapter after chapter until the very end.
DeusExMachina1 chapter 9 . 10/13/2014
I really hope you will come back to finish this, as it is really good! I love it!

It has brilliant emotional complexity to it that is a hard balance to reach. Many 'strong female characters' end up coming across as stroppy, insensitive and foolish, but your characterisation of Pet is spot on. Very believable and easy to like, reacting in realistic ways to a fantastical situation.

I was wary about Synsen at first, but I neednt have been. He too is actually surprisingly very likable. His aggressiveness mostly biology and cultural upbringing, his sometimes seemingly cruel behaviour motivated by accidental misunderstandings and taking time to properly care for her. For example, when he gave her a choice between the lab, the scholar and staying with him I thought it was great he let her make the ultimate choice. His character is genuinely honourable (at least according to his cultrual norms lol) and his points of view are highly entertaining and thought provoking. I'm glad that he isnt a one-dimensional villanious monster stereotype, or has a sudden change of heart ans suddenly gives in to Pet in everything and swings to be a 'really good guy really at heart'. The see-saw between dark moments and light moments, his aggressiveness and his patience, his intolerance and wisdom, makes him a brillant multi-faceted character.

I truely believe this story has so much more potential!
Will Pet be able to come to terms with being 'mated' by him and show him the amazing awesome human way of doing it?
Will he ever see her as a sentient equal being rather then just a Pet?
What is the clanship like and how will Pet behave aboard, especially during breeding season now that Synsen has mated with her?
Will Synsen be punished by becoming 'unnaturally' attached to his Pet?
Whats going to happen?!

Really hope you come back! You are a terrific writer and I hold hope that this story will be continued.

Much love (exotic alien love ;p)
XXXXXXX
DeusExMachina1 chapter 1 . 10/13/2014
I really hope you will come back to finish this, as it is really good! I love it!

It has brilliant emotional complexity to it that is a hard balance to reach. Many 'strong female characters' end up coming across as stroppy, insensitive and foolish, but your characterisation of Pet is spot on. Very believable and easy to like, reacting in realistic ways to a fantastical situation.

I was wary about Synsen at first, but I neednt have been. He too is actually surprisingly very likable. His aggressiveness mostly biology and cultural upbringing, his sometimes seemingly cruel behaviour motivated by accidental misunderstandings and taking time to properly care for her. For example, when he gave her a choice between the lab, the scholar and staying with him I thought it was great he let her make the ultimate choice. His character is genuinely honourable (at least according to his cultrual norms lol) and his points of view are highly entertaining and thought provoking. I'm glad that he isnt a one-dimensional villanious monster stereotype, or has a sudden change of heart ans suddenly gives in to Pet in everything and swings to be a 'really good guy really at heart'. The see-saw between dark moments and light moments, his aggressiveness and his patience, his intolerance and wisdom, makes him a brillant multi-faceted character.

I truely believe this story has so much more potential!
Will Pet be able to come to terms with being 'mated' by him and show him the amazing awesome human way of doing it?
Will he ever see her as a sentient equal being rather then just a Pet?
What is the clanship like and how will Pet behave aboard, especially during breeding season now that Synsen has mated with her?
Will Synsen be punished by becoming 'unnaturally' attached to his Pet?
Whats going to happen?!

Really hope you come back! You are a terrific writer and I hold hope that this story will be continued.

Much love (exotic alien love ;p)
XXX
Onitsu Blackfeather chapter 9 . 7/24/2014
This is a great story! He's learning but I think he's misinterpreting a few things, which had left this last chapter a bit, anticlimactic. *badum psh*
Frustrated chapter 1 . 6/22/2014
This is why other sites have confirm dialogs or edit functions...

Typing from a real keyboard, I will say that these situations are a good catalyst for character growth and a framework to allow the story to examine (human) societal mores from an external perspective. That said, I can see why it might be hard to continue this story past the ninth chapter...the promise implicit in the title has been fulfilled, so where can the story go from there? Will "Pet" resign herself to learn how to be a proper "hunting-assistant-with-benefits," or will Synsen be inspired to do "research" for a revolutionary treatise on Yautja sexuality?

If too many arbitrators acquired female "pets," the new "men's liberation" movement might cause a civil war! Everything about Yautja culture (which Synsen hasn't really questioned, thus far) seems calculated to cement the matriarchal rule, and an alternate source of sexual gratification for high-ranking male Yautja is a devastating loophole that would utterly shatter that without the need to violate the taboos against masturbation, homosexuality, or taking more than a minute or two when copulating with Yautja females.
lector caecus chapter 8 . 6/22/2014
Ahem...be careful when the review button is right above the on-screen keyboard.

I was going to say, despite the disastrous tendancy to extrapolate others' behavior from our own experience (a poor guide even within our species), members of advanced civilizations can presumably at least dimly comprehend that alien behavior is alien, and thus avoid outright killing each other over misunderstandings, at least in a "controlled" exposure like in this story. Instead, the characters gradually stop taking their own actions and assumptions dor granted
lector caecus chapter 9 . 6/22/2014
I really enjoyed this story; stories about humans and aliens where the aliens might as well be foreign humans (e.g. Star Trek) are tiresome. This reminded me more of some of the novels of C.J. Cherryh and a few other science fiction authors, where the aliens don't even experience the same emotions as humans and something like "romance" is biologically impossible. Of course, the alien emotions have to be at least intellectually comprehensible or you're writing, at best, a Lovecraftian horror story.

Despite the disastrous tendancy to extrapolate aliens' behavior based on personal experience
Guest chapter 1 . 6/18/2014
Oh how I love this story! Pet and synsen never fail to make me laugh, and their dynamic is just beautiful together. Everything is believable and the characters are spot on. I've read this story multiple times and it never gets old :-) I patiently wait for your next chapter(s). Perhaps I'm just as dark and twisted for enjoying this story so much...you really should consider professional writing!
Demonic Blades chapter 9 . 6/15/2014
0.0 More please! You left us at kind of a cliffhanger! DX
Pyreite chapter 9 . 6/14/2014
I really like this better than the 'Start of a New Life' series. It's a more believable rendition of a relationship between a Yautja and a human. You're 'Pet' as described is something of an asset and a thing of amusement to Synsen. She isn't something exotic that's 'changed' into something else like Anya from 'Start of a New Life'.

The 'Pet' retains her humanity throughout.

She doesn't change, so her point of value isn't as a brood mare which Anya realistically is.

I sense, though it isn't explained, that the Pet has been with Synsen for years rather than just months since he claimed her as a 'lapdog'. Synsen also acts like you would expect of a Yautja. He's a walking Rhino ready to rumble, and keenly aware of his own strength. It's good. He isn't gentled or humanised as Anya's L'Tor seems to be, though I do understand the neccessity, being that L'Tor could kill Anya if his aggression isn't checked, so he's gentler since she's the equivalent of his mate.

I like this story better, purely in the visceral aspect of you really describing Yautja culture as being violent but with lines of honour. I also like how you've incorporated the 'Pet' aspect too, as it shows how Yautja see humans, but also how they see females of their own kind and others too. They respect them, even fear them, as demonstrated by Synsen as he restrained the Yautja female during their rutting. If he'd let her loose she might have gelded him out of frustration. Which is really amusing for a guy so big and strong.

I do wonder though, what the 'Pet's' perception of the change in her and Synsen's relationship is now. She's no longer a Pet, but she's not an equal either. If anything her position in Synsen's world is precariously undefined. It's mysterious. I wonder how she will handle it from here.
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